One of the many perks to being a Hero Happy Hour patron, besides the comic strip itself, will be the Tribute Cover Gallery. Besides artist Chris Fason lovingly recreating great and iconic cover images with characters from the Hero Happy Hour universe, each presentation also offers an homage to the title and trade dress as well.
These cover tributes are offered not only to pay homage to the great artists and iconic characters that inspire us to create Hero Happy Hour, but to showcase what comic books based on the Hero Happy Hour cast of characters might appear like in the Hero Happy Hour universe, or if we were successful enough to publish multiple Hero Happy Hour comics.
Our first offering in the Tribute Cover Gallery collection pays homage to Nick Cardy's artwork on the cover of DC Comics Action Comics #440 (cover date Oct. 1974).
Once the Hero Happy Hour webcomic officially launches in April, non-patrons will still be able to view new Tribute Cover Gallery posts, but it will be delayed a week after the patrons only reveal. Another perk for patrons is that they will have access to a high-res image file perfect for printing of an 11 x 17 print yourself and suitable for framing and display. Also, prints will be available for purchase in the near future (if you happen to not be the do-it-yourself type). Stay tuned.
Dan & Chris